Better be envied than pitied. meaning



Better be envied than pitied.

it means that :
it's preferable to be in a position that others admire or desire (even if it can be a source of jealousy or resentment), than to be in a situation where others feel sorry for you. This expression communicates the idea that success, accomplishment, or wealth is preferable to a state of hardship or misfortune that might evoke pity.